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Series 9
Industrial consultant work, 1914-1938
Boxes 104-109 and OP2

Scope and Content Note

In 1928, Herty resigned from the Chemical Foundation, Inc., to open a New York office as an industrial consultant. He wanted to encourage financial investments in existing southern industries and to develop industrial markets for southern agricultural products such as peanuts, flax and southern pines, and natural resources like Mud Lake in Florida. He also saw the potential of quick freezing methods to increase the market for southern fruits and vegetables. Most of his consulting work was done during the years 1928-1931. By 1932 he was committed to pine pulp research at the Savannah Pulp and Paper Laboratory, and in 1933 he reduced the size of his New York office. In 1935 he closed the office.

The series contains general correspondence, correspondence with state organizations, chambers of commerce, some correspondence with power companies, and Herty's letter files of southern timber lands available for industrial development. The next section concerns individual clients. These included, among others, the Industrial Committee of Savannah, the Timber Products Company of Cogdell, Georgia (in which Herty invested financially), and the Tom Huston Peanut Company. Herty corresponded extensively with George Rommel of the Industrial Committee of Savannah and with Alex Sessoms of the Timber Products Company.

Another section relates to various southern railroads. Herty cooperated with industrial agents and development services of these railroads to promote industry in the South. Much of the correspondence is with J. M. Mallory, a general industrial agent of the Central of Georgia Railway Company; with Poole Maynard, an industrial geologist for the Atlanta, Birmingham and Coast Railroad Company; and to a lesser extent, with R. F. Montsalvatge of the Seaboard Air Line Railway Company. The series also contains general correspondence about industrial development in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Virginia and miscellaneous papers concerning southern agricultural and industrial development.

Related material can be found in the following series: Series 1: General Correspondence; Series 12: Personal Papers, Mementoes and Memorabilia; and Series 15: Photographs.

General Correspondence and Papers, 1928-1935
Box Folder Content
104 1 General Correspondence: 1928-1929
104 2 General Correspondence: 1930
104 3 General Correspondence: 1931
104 4 State Organizations. Correspondence: 1930-1931
104 5 Chambers of Commerce. Correspondence:1930-1931
104 6 Power Company Developments. Correspondence: 1929-1931
104 7 Timber Lands Available. Correspondence: 1929-1930
104 8 Timber Lands Available. Correspondence: 1931-1933, 1935
Clients. Correspondence and Papers
OP2 - Georgia State Forestry Association. Blueprint of proposed experimental pulp and paper plant, September 1931
104 9 Industrial Committee of Savannah. Correspondence: 1928
104 10 Industrial Committee of Savannah. January-June, 1929
104 11 Industrial Committee of Savannah. July-December, undated, 1929
104 12 Industrial Committee of Savannah. January-March, 1930
104 13 Industrial Committee of Savannah. April-December, 1930
104 14 Industrial Committee of Savannah. 1931
104 15 Industrial Committee of Savannah. Reports: 1929-1930
105 1 Industrial Committee of Savannah. Reports: 1931
105 2 Industrial Committee of Savannah. Miscellaneous Papers: 1933
OP2 - Industrial Committee of Savannah. Map of Industrial Sections of Savannah, February 1928
OP2 - Industrial Committee of Savannah. Map of Industrial Locations, Savannah, 1931
OP2 - Industrial Committee of Savannah. Map of Kaolin, Bauxite, and Refractory Clay Deposits, Wilkinson County, Georgia, Central Georgia Railway Co., undated
105 3 Timber Products Company. Correspondence: 1927-1928
105 4 Timber Products Company. Correspondence: 1929
105 5 Timber Products Company. Correspondence: 1930
105 6 Timber Products Company. Correspondence: 1931-1938, undated
105 7 Timber Products Company. Financial Papers: 1926-1927
105 8 Timber Products Company. 1928-1931
105 9 Timber Products Company. 1932-1934
105 10 Timber Products Company. 1935-1936
105 11 Timber Products Company. 1937-1938
105 12 Huston Porter. Correspondence: 1928-1932
106 1 Roessler and Hasslacher Chemical Company. Correspondence: 1928-1929
106 2 Roessler and Hasslacher Chemical Company. Correspondence: 1930
106 3 Alabama By-Products Corporation. Correspondence: 1930-1931
106 4 Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Correspondence: 1929-1931
106 5 W. D. Mount. Correspondence: 1927, 1929
106 6 W. D. Mount. Correspondence: February-July, 1930
106 7 W. D. Mount. Correspondence: August-September, 1930
106 8 W. D. Mount. Correspondence: October-December, 1930
106 9 W. D. Mount. Correspondence: January-March, 1931
106 10 W. D. Mount. Correspondence: April-December, 1931
106 11 W. D. Mount. Correspondence: 1932
106 12 Cummer Lumber Company and Mud Lake, Florida. Correspondence: 1929-1930
106 13 Tom Huston Peanut Company. Correspondence: 1930
106 14 Tom Huston Peanut Company. January-June, 1931
106 15 Tom Huston Peanut Company. July-August, 1931
106 16 Tom Huston Peanut Company. September-December, undated, 1931
107 1 Tom Huston Peanut Company. 1932-1933, 1935
107 2 Tom Huston Peanut Company. Miscellaneous Papers: 1930, undated
107 3 Peanuts, Cashews and Pecans. Miscellaneous Papers: 1926-1927, 1929-1932
107 4 Tom Huston Frozen Foods, Inc. Correspondence: 1930-1931
Railroads. Papers
107 5 American Railway Development Association. Correspondence: 1921
107 6 J. M. Mallory, Central of Georgia Railway Company. Correspondence: 1917, 1919-1922, 1925-1926
107 7 J. M. Mallory, Central of Georgia Railway Company. Correspondence: 1927-1929
107 8 J. M. Mallory, Central of Georgia Railway Company. Correspondence: 1930
107 9 J. M. Mallory, Central of Georgia Railway Company. Correspondence: 1931
108 1 J. M. Mallory, Central of Georgia Railway Company. Correspondence: 1932-1933
108 2 J. M. Mallory, Central of Georgia Railway Company. Correspondence: 1935-1937
108 3 Poole Maynard, Atlanta, Birmingham and Coast Railroad Company. Correspondence: 1922, 1928-1929
108 4 Poole Maynard, Atlanta, Birmingham and Coast Railroad Company. Correspondence: 1930-1931
108 5 Poole Maynard. Miscellaneous Papers: undated
108 6 Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company. Correspondence: 1927-1930
108 7 R. F. Montsalvatge, Seabord Air Line Railway Company. Correspondence: 1927-1931
108 8 Southern Railway System. Correspondence:1929-1931
Southern States. General Correspondence and Papers
108 9 Alabama. General Correspondence: 1929
108 10 Georgia. General Correspondence: 1927-1931
108 11 Georgia. Miscellaneous Papers
108 12 Louisiana. General Correspondence: 1929
108 13 North Carolina. General Correspondence: 1929
108 14 Virginia. General Correspondence: 1929
108 15 Southern Agricultural and Industrial Development. Miscellaneous Papers: 1914-1916, 1920, 1931
109 1 Industrial Survey of Territory Served by the Tennessee Electric Power Company, Chattanooga, Tennessee: September 15, 1927
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